The magnificent Cape Point & the many reasons why you should pay it a visit!
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WOW! That is the only word I mumbled when I first arrived at Cape Point. WOW! I was speechless, inspired and amazed all at the same time. Cape Point is magnificent. Cape Point is filled with adventure. Cape Point is well-worth the visit, and a 2nd, 3rd and 10th one after that. Do you know why? There is SO much to do and see there – like I’m not even kidding, beaches, views, walking and hiking trails, wildlife, nature, adventures, and the list goes on and on. I’ll be honest, when people first told me about Cape Point, I thought they were over-exaggerating, blowing it out of proportion, you know what I mean. So much so that I actually didn’t go and see it on my 1st, 2nd or even 3rd time visiting the Mother City, I only went on my 4th visit there. You know what they say, 4th times a charm 😉 Well, it was for me at least! And wow, I’m so bleak I didn’t go there earlier, like really kicking myself. BUT, now I’m here to make sure you don’t make the same mistake! So yes, at the very tip of the Cape Peninsula, 60km south-west of the city of Cape Town, lies the magnificent Cape Point. Every year this landmark attracts thousands of locals and tourists alike, and after reading this, you’ll know just a fraction of the magic it has to offer.
1) Buffels Beach: Buffels Bay is one of the most popular locations with day visitors to Cape Point. There are fixed braai (barbeque) places to cook up a storm, and it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic with the whole family. And if you need to cool off you can just jump into one of the tidal pools. Sounds incredible right?
2) Diaz Beach: This beach is right at the very tip of Cape Point, on the western side, and at the base of impressive 200 metre high cliffs. Therefore offering a magnificent view, perfect for some memorable photos of your trip. Maybe even a selfie or 2! Why not!
3) Maclear Beach: You’ll need to walk a few short paths to get to Maclear Beach at Cape Point, but that’s half the charm of this small sandy strip on the Cape Point coast. And well worth the walk it is. And definitely a hidden gem too. The route through dense fynbos sets this up as one of the more secluded and intriguing sections of Cape Point. This is also a great spot for diving and fishing if you’re up for the FULL Cape Point experience.
4) Olifantsbos Beach: Olifantsbos offers visitors a beautiful rocky point and small sandy beach. This rugged, unspoilt section of the reserve offers a selection of hikes and walks, and it’s also the starting and finishing point for the popular Shipwreck trail.
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